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    Community Health Center

  1. The Rural Telemental Health (RTMH) Program in Oregon

    Since 2009, the Rural Telemental Health (RTMH) program has been improving access to mental healthcare for rural veterans in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. The RTMH program, stationed at the Portland VA Medical Center, was started with funding from the VHA Office of Rural Health. Instead of needing to drive long distances to...
  2. Social Determinants of Health in Rural Communities Toolkit

    The Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub) created the Social Determinants of Health in Rural Communities Toolkit. This toolkit compiles evidence-based and promising models and resources to support organizations implementing programs to address social determinants of health in rural communities across the United States. This toolkit will supplement and expand on...
  3. The Opioid Crisis and the Hispanic/Latino Population: An Urgent Issue (English/Spanish Version)

    The latest issue brief from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) presents data on the prevalence of opioid misuse and death rates in the Hispanic/Latinx population; contextual factors and challenges to prevention and treatment; innovative outreach and engagement strategies to connect people to evidence-based treatment; and the importance of community voice. The...
  4. Opioid Prevention Toolkit: Helping Our Communities Heal Safely

    In 2018, as part of a multi-tiered strategy to tackle the opioid epidemic in Oregon, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) hired Brink Communications (Brink) to develop a patient-centered social marketing campaign to reduce the demand for prescription opioids to manage pain. In a year-long in-depth process, Brink and research partner...
  5. Communities Respond to COVID-19 with Innovative High-impact Strategies

    COVID-19 brings new health, economic and social crises on a daily basis. These crises especially affect lower-income, ethnic minority communities with job loss, food insecurity, and poorer access to health care. Information overload and cultural and linguistic gaps in information exacerbate anxiety, confusion, and uncertainty. National conversations underscore the growing...
  6. Be Connected Arizona, Intervention on Veteran Suicide Prevention In The US

    This sheds light on the pervasiveness of suicide among veterans in the United States and the need for initiatives similar to a statewide community-based program in Arizona that has led the way in addressing this crisis. While federal, state, and local governments are all expected to align suicide prevention efforts,...